Controls Oil • Diminishes Breakouts • Helps Scarring • Great For Bug Bites
The Control Crème was developed to work as a highly effective antiseptic, antibacterial and antiviral treatment to reduce blemishes. Our preparation holistically treats and prevents, and will not dry out the skin for a temporary fix. This remedy helps to regenerate the skin and may even prevent scarring with consistent use. The Control Crème has been renowned for over 20 years in its ability to help aid the relief of many minor blemishes. Customers say it even relieves the itch of a bug bite! Safe to use at any age.
Day: Apply frequently throughout the day to affected area.
The Control Crème was inspired by the use of straight essential oils applied directly on the skin to curb sebum production and the bacteria that lives in that environment, often causing acne.
In the essential oil or aromatherapy world most aspiring aromatherapists are taught that the strong essential oils, like oregano, savory, thyme, and the like, are the ones that will target the bacteria. Though effective to some measure, they are hot and could cause irritation to the skin and mucous membrane. Even applying near the eyes could cause a reaction.
I wanted an alternative to conventional chemicals like Benzoyl Peroxide, Salicylic Acid, and Retin-A to rid the skin of minor to severe blemishes. These popular OTC remedies for blemishes, although providing temporary relief, dry out the skin and often create more of a sebaceous gland issue by producing more sebum. This, in turn, stimulates more bacterial growth, ultimately giving way to the endless cycle.
The holistic view of regeneration and balance became the goal for renewed skin tissue.
Not too hot · Not too mild · But just right
The combination of supportive cellular activity with sebum control allows the aggressive, antibacterial, and antiviral properties of the formula to take root and become evident. The Control Crème is the best synergistic daily application to control oil and blemishes, holistically diminishing further breakouts.
98% Certified Organic Ingredients (1% Certified Biodynamic)
82% Domestic Harvest
1% Local Harvest
Aloe Vera Aloe barbadensis • Foraha Calophyllum inophyllum • Proprietary Blend Essential Oils • Bee Propolis • Vegetable Cellulose
An all-in-one at home spa treatment! Get ready to detoxify, balance, and strengthen with these thalassotherapeutic treatments. Includes a single Seaweed Mask, a single Seaweed Bath, and a 2ml sample of our Rosemary & Geranium Créme Cleanser. An amazing gift idea.
Our Anti-Wrinkle Mask will make your skin feel beautiful, smooth and firm. The mask is comprised of several sustainably harvested seaweeds in a micronized fine powder and an aromatic biodynamic and organic lavender hydrosol.
The life-changing Seaweed Bath is an incredible cleansing experience that will leave your body relaxed and rejuvenated. Includes a micronized seaweed powder and a therapeutic dose of our essential oil blend.
The 3 step Benedetta Home Spa treatment:
Seaweed Mask: Mix Seaweed Powder with Lavender Hydrosol to a creamy consistency and apply with brush or fingertips. Suggested measurements: Mix 3/4 scoop of Seaweed Powder to approximately 1 scoop Lavender Hydrosol.
We recommend first massaging in Rosemary & Geranium Créme Cleanser to leave on under mask for blemished skin.
Seaweed Bath: Fill bath with HOT (100-104 degree) water, and disperse 2 heaping shells of Seaweed Powder. Near the end of filling tub, add 1 scoop essential oil blend. End of filling tub, add 1 scoop of the essential oil blend. Soak a minimum of 20 minutes & drink 12 oz purified water for therapeutic results! Caution: Do not use during pregnancy. Not for those sensitive to iodine.
After launching the Benedetta line in February 1996, with exactly 9 authentic preparations, a facial mask was not among them.
We slowly integrated into selling to estheticians and they were the ones that requested that we create a clay mask of sorts. I initially felt that our Rosemary & Geranium Cleanser was all anyone needed to achieve many of the attributes one expected from a clay mask. In fact, there is some clay in that cleanser. Leaving the cleanser on for 20 minutes while massaging congested areas is very exfoliating.
I felt that clay was far to stripping for the skin and would be counterproductive in bringing the skin into balance. I resisted until I was given a pound of some sea veggies that had been micronized (made into flour). Not complete, I added some others, along with Blue green algae, and voila, a Non-Clay Anti-Aging Facial Mask was born. Made fresh with Lavender Hydrosol, you can customize the viscosity to suit your skin.
I am not one to follow trends and run wild with one ingredient as the magic bullet to all your skin care needs. It is not only a system of skin care preparations that work together that matters, but the synergies and collaborative ingredients that form a product.
Benedetta’s Anti-Aging and Anti-wrinkle Seaweed Mask is unique in composition and is suited for most all skin *conditions. Rich in trace minerals, B vitamins and Amino acids, our Seaweed Mask clarifies, detoxes, as it rejuvenates. Part of its unique rejuvenation, when left on for 50+ minutes, is found in the synthesis of collagen and fibronectin fibers which increase skin firmness.
*If you have a medical skin condition or are allergic or sensitive to iodine, please consult your physician before using.
Seaweed Mask: Lithothamnium Calcareum • Laminaria Digitata • Spirulina/Blue Green Algae Arthrospira platensis • Red Lichen Marine Algae Chondrus crispus • Lavender Hydrosol Lavandula angustifolia
Seaweed Bath: .44 LB Micronized Seaweed Powders: Lithothamnium Calcareum, Laminaria Digitata, and Fucus • 1oz./30mL Proprietary Blend Certified Organic & Biodynamic Essential Oils in Sulphated Castor Oil
Crème Cleanser Rosemary & Geranium: Aloe Vera Aloe barbadensis • Rose Rosa damascena Hydrosol Aqua • Plant Oils: High Oleic Safflower Carthamus tinctorius, Apricot Prunus armeniaca, Foraha Calophyllum inophyllum, Olive Squalane Olea europaea, Avocado Persea americana • Vegetable Glycerin Glycerin • Co2 Extracts: Calendula Calendula officinalis, Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis • Vitamin E Tocopherol [Sunflower-Source] • Green Clay • Proprietary Blend Essential Oils • Bee Propolis • Coconut Sodium cocoate • Grape Vitis vinifera Alcohol Extract • Vegetable Cellulose
As part of the Ombra del Sole Series, the Nighttime Repair Serum is the first night repair preparation next to our time honored Crystal Radiance Hydrating Elixirs which hydrate and balance the skin while sleeping. Used together to aid hydration saturation, the Nighttime Repair Serum is designed to effectively penetrate the upper stratum layers of the skin as it introduces the strength of fully usable plant antioxidants from Kakadu plums, Amalaki, Olive Leaf, stems cells from un-ripened grapes, immune strengthening compounds from Turkey Tail Mushrooms, hyaluronic acid from Cassia and so much more.
This authentically formulated serum is not reproduced by any other company and is unsurpassed at addressing the systemic needs of our delicate yet warrior terrain of our – SKIN.
1.7oz / 50ml
Lasts approximately 3-4 months!
After cleansing, apply 4-6 pumps to face, neck and chest. Let soak in, then apply Crystal Radiance Hydrating Elixir of choice.
Back in 1986 when I started the process of creating the Crystal Radiance Hydrating Elixirs, created to use under oils and primarily for nighttime renewal and balance, I did not foresee a time that I would create a Nighttime Serum.
Well… never say never! About two years ago I started investigating some plant nutrients that could be made into waters and extracts to feed the skin on the water saturation level we all crave. Many of these botanicals have a rich antioxidant profile unequaled in the pharmaceutical world for bioavailability where it counts.
I’m talking about the mainstream vitamins in many trendy skin care products including Vitamin C, K, A, amino acid peptides, stem cell therapy, and of course hyaluronic acid.
The idea crossed my mind to create a non-lipid formula that would saturate the skin with free radical fighting nutrition while we slept. I wanted another process to compliment the daytime usage of the rich antioxidant oils we use to filter and protect our skin.
Voila! The Nighttime Repair Serum was born. In standing with our Benedetta ethic of unifying ingredients with strategic purpose, this formula does not disappoint.
The Purpose: To feed the skin with bioavailable plant material that supports the skin while it repairs atmospheric damage during sleep.
The Foundation: By supporting the skin’s natural immunity and disarming cells from free radical degradation, the skin’s ability to repair and regenerate is pronounced. The skin recognizes clean unadulterated molecules from plant sources to penetrate and sustain the skin’s overall terrain. This said, a clean nourishing diet with fresh air and water is key to our largest organ’s sustainability. As all of our body’s cells, tissues, organs and systems work in unison to oxygenate one another and lead a healthy existence.
Introducing NEW vital botanicals with NO pharmaceutical sourcing:
Aloe Vera Aloe Barbadensis Miller • Olive Leaf Olea Europaea • Hydrosols: Lavender Lavendula Officinallis • Frankincense Boswellia • Rose Rosa Damascena • Sacha inchi oil Plukenetia Volubilis • Plant Hyaluronic acid Cassia Angustifolia seed • Grape Vitis Vinifera stem cell • Kakadu Terminalia Ferdinandiana powder • Co2 Extracts: Pomegranante Punica Granatum • Fenugreek Trigonella Foenum • Seabuckthorn Hippophae • Kakudu Terminalia ferdinandiana • Amalaki phyllanthus Emblica • Turkey Tail Trametes Versicolor • Rosemary Rosmarinus officinallis • Proprietary blend of essential oils • Plant cellulose
As part of the Ombra Del Sole Series, the Repair Mask is developed to correct and rejuvenate stressed skin from the likes of the sun, pollution, chemical cosmetics, and prescription drugs. Benedetta’s Repair Mask is the first line of defense to exfoliate dead cells allowing for new healthy cells to emerge and stimulate our own natural immunity, for creating stronger healthier skin.
Mask Powder: 1.7oz / 50 grams
Activator: 2.6oz / 80ml
Caution: Not intended for those with extreme sensitivities.
Mix approximately 1 scoop Repair Mask Activator to 1-1.5 scoops Repair Mask. After cleansing with Rosemary & Geranium Crème Cleanser, apply to face, neck and chest. Let dry for 20-40 minutes. Splash face with cool water to rehydrate before removing. Use rolling technique to remove for extra exfoliation. Prior to applying Crystal Radiance of choice, splash face with cool water once more. For dry, sensitive skin, apply a thin layer of Rosemary & Geranium or Anti-Inflammatory Cleanser may be applied before Mask.
The Repair Mask was created out of a need for extra exfoliation and correction before and after the skin becomes damaged. Initially I created a Pomegranate Exfoliant for Estheticians to use in treatments. This preparation was offered to their clients in need of a secondary procedure that had the ability to slough off more dead cells and have immediate results.
When I decided to come out with the Ombra Del Sole Series, it seemed appropriate to include this process and blend it with two kinds of Pomegranate powders and many more new materials, to enhance and include extra nutrients.
As a preventative and corrective preparation this formula has a more aggressive approach to exfoliation using ingredients [below] that breakdown dry skin cells and aid cellular renewal turnover rate; something that slows down with aging and increased damage. The Repair Mask & Activator penetrates deeper into layers of the dermis and once dried can stimulate collagen by shocking the cells into new production.
The powders in this mask have a reputation for treating sun damaged skin and addressing issues like age spots, acne scars, discoloration and elasticity- all associated with aging and atmospheric assault. They include:
The Repair Mask Activator is filled with waters and extracts rich in nutrients like linolenic acid and Vitamin C, both reputed for collagen synthesis. Once the Repair Mask Powder is blended into a homogenous cream and applied to the skin, it’s best to wait at least 20-30 minutes before rolling it off. Leaving it on longer will allow it to stimulate deeper into the epidermis, often causing a mild pulsating feeling. It’s recommended to start with less time for those with sensitivities.
The true activation takes place once the product is removed. Wet hands to make sure you have “slightly” rehydrated, still leaving the mask somewhat dry. Using the OMR -Open Mouth Resistant Technique, roll with pads of fingers in a circular fashion until all the mask is off. Use a very wet washcloth or splash with cold water the remaining mask off until your face is clear.
Should you do this procedure at night we recommend using the Ombra Del Sole Nighttime Repair Serum, followed by Crystal Radiance Hydrating Elixir, in particular Neroli if your skin is red or sensitive after treatment.
Repair Mask Activator: Hydrosols Aqua: Frankincense Boswellia papyrifera • Sandalwood Santalum album • Lavender Lavandula angustifolia • Rose Rosa damascena • Immortelle Helichrysum italicum • Extracts: Red Marine Algae Chondrus crispus • Kakadu plum Terminalia ferdinandiana • Amalaki Phyllanthus emblica • Pomegranate seed Punica granatium • Vegetable glycerin • Grape Vitis vinifera Alcohol
Repair Mask Powder: Algalithe Lithothamnion calcareum • Kakadu plum Terminalia ferdinandiana • White Lichen Chondrus crispus • Oarweed Laminaria digitata • Pomegranate Punica granatum Peel/Seed • Blue Green Algae Arthrospira platensis • Turkey Tail Mushroom Trametes versicolor • Sandalwood Santalum spicatum
My lavender hydrosol has finished but i still have so much seaweed powder left, can I purchase the body lavender hydrosol to use with seaweed powder? Is it the same thing?
Yes! The Lavender Hydrosol we sell in the Body Care section is the same we include with the Seaweed Mask.